Issue - meetings

Flexible Homelessness Support Grant Award for 2020-21

Meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive (Item 88)

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The Head of Community Services presented a report which detailed proposals for the use of the Flexible Homelessness Support Grant in 2020/21.  The Committee was informed that the grant was received on an annual basis and this year the Council had received £193,000.  The report proposed to distribute the majority of the fund amongst various organisations and projects that would help to prevent homelessness.


Members discussed the grant and noted that this funding made a valuable contribution to supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the local community. 


Questions were raised about the use of the remaining funds in the grant that had not been allocated.  Officers explained that the remaining funds could be used flexibly throughout the year to meet emerging needs.  A similar approach had been adopted in previous years.




1)        the Flexible Homelessness Support Grant is allocated to the following initiatives:




(up to)

Redditch Nightstop -  Outreach Worker to support 21 to 35 year olds and prevent homelessness or work towards planned moves into suitable and sustainable accommodation. .


CCP Rough Sleeper Outreach Service and Housing First support provider


Fry Accord – 18 units of supported accommodation for Ex-Offenders or those -likely to offend


St Basils – Provide 23 units of Foyer accommodation for young people aged 16- 23 years of age additional funding to provide 24 hour cover following a reduction in funding from County Council





2)        delegated authority be granted to the Head of Community Services following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing to use any unallocated Grant during the year or make further adjustments to current initiatives as necessary to ensure full utilisation of the Grant for 2020/21.